Zack Snyder’s Sci-Fi Epic “Rebel Moon” Gets Official Release Date

Last April, director Zack Snyder revealed that he’d begun filming his sci-fi epic Rebel Moon for Netflix. Now, Netflix has revealed the official release date for the film, which arrives at the tail end of the holiday season on December 22.

The story of Snyder’s long quest to make Rebel Moon is a good one, with the project originating as a potential Star Wars feature more than a decade ago. When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the project never came to pass. Snyder eventually explored the idea with Netflix after the success of his zombie/heist thriller Army of the DeadNow, all these years later, Synder’s ready to deliver an original sci-fi epic, one that he and his collaborators re-shaped so that it existed within its own galaxy rather than the pre-existing Star Wars realm.

Rebel Moon is based on a script by Snyder, his Army of the Dead co-writer Shay Hatten, and his 300 co-writer Kurt Johnstad. The story is focused on the story of a peaceful colony on a distant planet in the far reaches of space that’s attacked by the army of a dictator named Balisarius, played by Ed Skrein. In a desperate attempt to survive, the colonists place all their hopes on Kora, played by Sofia Boutella, who they send to nearby planets in the hopes she can recruit people to help them save their home.

Snyder’s recruited a great cast. Joining Hounsou and Boutella are Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll, Michiel Huisman, Alfonso Herrera, Charlie Hunnam, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Rupert Friend, and Stuart Martin.

Back when Snyder revealed that he’d begun filming Rebel Moon, he also revealed these photos from set:

Now we know that the Snyder-verse, which formerly included some of the most iconic characters in the world like Batman and Superman, is evolving on its own terms, including zombies, space tyrants, and more.

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